The Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee is a voluntary association of CUPE locals totaling more than 20,000 members working in the university sector.
This includes security, parking, skilled trades, clerical, administrative, caretaking, teaching, food service, technical, research and library workers.
Most work directly for the province's universities, although some work for contractors on campuses.
The OUWCC's activities include coordinating university bargaining and province-wide campaigns, political action on university issues, and facilitating information-sharing between locals.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees-Ontario has long worked side by side with students across the province through their provincial union, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario. Recently, it has come to our attention that some individuals are pushing for students' unions to decertify from their provincial union, CFS-Ontario. To be clear, this petition is not about having a discussion about how students' organize; it is a petition to initiate the decertification process.
In February 2013, at the yearly conference, the Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee passed a resolution to have a conference specifically to address the needs of sessional or contract faculty, and to conduct a survey to better understand the composition and specific needs of the membership of sessional faculty.
This survey is ready and available for sessional faculty to fill out. Please only fill the survey if you are a sessional faculty member.
If you are a sessional faculty member:
The Sessional Faculty Survey should only take 5 minutes, and upon completion you will be eligible to win an iPod Nano!
To read the full details, and to fill out the Sessional Faculty Survey, please click here.
Attached is a letter from Ken Lewenza, President of the CAW, in support of our fight against the contracting out of CUPE Local 1001 at University of Windsor. Let the President of the University know that contacting out good paying jobs to people who are being paid $13.00 with no benefits or guarantee of hours of work is not acceptable.